Agent Name

Guanine

CAS Number

73-40-5

Formula

C5-H5-N5-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Amino-1,7-dihydro-6H-purin-6-one; CI 75170; 6H-Purin-6-one, 2-amino-1,7-dihydro-; 6H-Purin-6-one, 2-amino-1,9-dihydro-; 2-Amino-6-hydroxypurine; 2-Amino-6-purinol; 2-Aminohypoxanthine; 6-Hydroxy-2-aminopurine; C.I. 75170; C.I. Natural White 1; CI Natural White 1; Dew Pearl; Guanin; Guanine enol; Hypoxanthine, 2-amino-; Mearlmaid; Natural Pearl Essence; Natural White 1; Naturon; Pathocidin; Pearl Essence; Stella Polaris; [ChemIDplus] 2-Amino-1,9-dihydro-6H-purin-6-one; [Merck Index]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystals; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Component of nucleic acids found throughout nature; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical research and as a colorant for externally applied cosmetics and drugs; [HSDB]

Comments

Oral lethal-dose (mouse) > 3,333 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; Tumor development reported in experimental animals; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.6E-11 mm Hg

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